This Week, That Year (September 18th-24th)


The MOM finally came to conclusion in this week, some year. It was in this week that India and Pakistan signed two major agreements. The week also comprises of the most famous game, GTA hitting a record which no other video game ever did. It was this week, some year in which ‘the Hobbit’ was published and a never-ending fandom started. Know about it and more in our, “This Week, That Year” from September 18th to September 24th.

September 18th

On this day in the year 2011, the exalted Himalayan Earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 6.9 and its epicenter in Sikkim. The earthquake took place at 18:10 IST, and led to a number of casualties in India and neighboring nations such as Nepal. Almost 111 people were killed in the earthquake, with most of the deaths occurring in the Singtam in the East Sikkim. Three aftershocks were recorded in Sikkim, fortunately, they did not lead to any casualties.

September 19th

The Indus river treaty, that is signed between the two neighbouring nations, India and Pakistan, states that the control over three Eastern rivers, namely, the Beas, the Ravi and the Sutlej was given to India, whereas, the control over three Western rivers, namely, the Jhelum, the Chenab, and the Indus was given to Pakistan. It was this day in the year 1960, that the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and the then President of Pakistan, Ayub Khan, signed this treaty in  Karachi, Pakistan, which was brokered by the World Bank.

September 20th

Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is one of the most celebrated games. Since childhood, we have been playing that game. The game gave us a parallel life, where we could live howsoever we want, completing some of the sickest missions. It was this day in the year 2013, that GTA became the fastest game to reach 1 Billion Dollars in sales. This day in the year 1878, “The Hindu” was published for the first time in Chennai as a weekly newspaper and now it is one of the most respected newspapers in India.

September 21st

‘The Hobbit’, which is a children fantasy book written by J. R. R. Tolkien was published on this day in the year 1937. The novel written by Tolkien was also used to make the movie series, The Hobbit, which did a business of almost $939,862,965, which is still the least grossing movie written by Tolkien. The very famous, Stephen King, who is known for his horror genre books, was born on this day in the year 1947. He is known for his work in ‘Carrie’, ‘Dreamcatcher’, ‘Desperation’, ‘Hearts In Atlantis’, ‘Misery’, ‘Pet Sematary’, ‘The Tommyknockers’, ‘The Shining’ and much much more.

September 22nd

The Indo-Pak war of 1965 was a result of Pakistan’s attempt to create an insurgency in Kashmir, India and India’s action of countering that. It was on this day in the year 1965 that both the nations agreed to sign a treaty to a ceasefire, hence, ending the second Indo-Pak war. The Soviet Union, led by Premier Alexei Kosygin, hosted ceasefire negotiations in Tashkent (now in Uzbekistan ), where Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and Pakistani President Ayub Khan signed the Tashkent Agreement.

September 23rd

For all the mathematics lovers, this a day of utter joy, on this day in the year 1973, the then largest known Prime number, 2 ^ 132,049 – 1, was discovered. Prime numbers are those numbers which are either divisible by themselves or one. Currently, the largest known Prime Number is 274,207,281 – 1. It was this day in the year 2002, the first publicly used browser, Mozilla Firefox (Phoenix 1.0), was launched.  

September 24th

It was this day in the year 2014 when the ISRO did something which no other nation could. On this day, India became the first nation to enter Mars on its first attempt. MOM aka Mangalyan was launched by ISRO on the 5th November 2013, which marked India’s first interplanetary mission. ISRO also became the fourth space organization to reach Mars, after NASA, SSP, and ESA.

Disclaimer: We might have missed on some of the other important events, but these are events which have the highest value in our regards.

About the Author:

Dipesh Jindal
(DAV College 10)

Either silent or sarcastic. An old soul born in 21st century. Ambivert. OY. Food lover. Write until alive. Believes in ‘serve and be served’. Suffers from a syndrome of laughing at every point time.


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